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Irish Whiskey Cocktail Recipes

A few weeks ago I put out a call for Irish whiskey cocktail recipes for my Fine Cooking column. I received too many responses to use, so I thought I'd gather them here for all to enjoy. 

King’s Sour
By Michael Lay of Restaurant 1833  in Monterey, CA

1.5 oz Redbreast Irish Whisky
.5 oz St George Kirsch
Juice from ¾ of a lemon
.5 oz simple syrup
1 dash angostura bitters

Shake and fine strain into a chilled coup glass with a lemon twist

The Dubliner
Jonathan Pogash of The Cocktail Guru 

1 1/2 oz. Celtic Honey liqueur (irish whiskey honey liqueur)
3/4 oz. Oxley gin
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
handful of mint leaves

Shake and strain over ice. Garnish with a mint sprig. 

Wild-Eyed Rose
From Hugo R. Ensslin's 1917 "Recipes for Mixed Drinks"

Thanks to Dave Stolte of Home Bar Basics

2 oz Irish whiskey
1 oz lime juice
1/2 oz grenadine

Shake, strain, up. Lime & cherry garnish.

Academic Review
Hal Wolin of  A Muddled Thought

1 1/2 Redbreast 12 Year
1/2 oz Laird's Bonded Applejack
1/2 oz Amaro Nonino
1/2 oz Rittenhouse
1/4 oz Demerara Syrup
2 Dashes Bittermen's Mole Bitters
1 Dash Regan's Orange Bitters

Stir, Pour over a big cube in a rocks glass. Garnish with an orange peel.

Hal Wolin of  A Muddled Thought

1 1/2 Redbreast
1/2 oz Lustau Pedro Ximenez Sherry
1/2 Lemon Juice
1/2 Benedictine
2 Dash Whisky Barrel Bitters

Shake and serve up in Coupe.

Bastardizing Aaron
Judy Bronson of Cocktations

2 oz Paddy's Irish Whiskey
3/4 oz Green Chartreuse
1/2 oz lime juice
1/2 oz egg white
1/4 oz simple syrup
2 dashes Fee Bros Whiskey Barrel Bitters

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Éireannach Ròsachd
Andrew Friedman of Liberty

2oz Redbreast 12yr
.5oz Apricot Liqueur
Fernet wash & Lemon Bitters

Mix, stir over ice & pour in some trippy up'ish glassware.
"You may want to try it with .25 Apricot, depending on which one you use. The Fernet & the apricot work really well together, and obviously the rest folds in. Tasty. I garnish it with a small cookie cutter, from a lemon peel in the shape of a 'lucky charm'."

Drew Record of Playground

2 oz Connemara Peated Irish Whiskey
.75 oz Benedictine
.5 oz Cherry Herring
3 dashes Bittermens Xocolatl Mole Bitters

Build in rocks glass with ice, stir, garnish with a brandied cherry. 

Kim Haasarud of Liquid Architecture
Irish Coffee Cocktail
1 oz Jamesons
1.5 oz Patron XO Cafe Liqueur
1 oz strong chilled coffee

Shake moderately and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Shake some heavy cream separately and layer across the drink. Top with 3 coffee beans.

Safety Word
Chris Bostick of The Varnish

2 Finians whiskey
.5 Yellow Chartreuse
2 dash Angostura bitters

Make like an Old Fashioned and garnish with a lemon peel.

Carl Essert of Clubhouse 66
Old Emerald 66 (variation of the Old Fashion & Emerald)
2 oz.Tullamore Dew Irish Whiskey
1 bar spoon Campari
2 bar spoons simple syrup
1/2 oz Carpano Sweet Vermouth

Flamed Orange Zest, served on the Rock

A Very Simple Potion 
Oron Lerner
 of Barchaelogy

2 oz Jameson
3/4 oz organic litchi liqueur
Lemon Zest

mil maolaigh
Forrest Cokely of A Drink with Forrest

Build in Old Fashion Glass
2 oz Powers Irish Whiskey (or substitute)
3/4 oz Irish Mist
3, or 4 Gooseberries (or any tart berry) crushed
Splash of Soda
Ice to the top

Irish Mermaid
By Max La Rocca

35 ml Quality Irish Whiskey
10 ml Cherry Heering
10 ml Aperol
5 ml Orgeat
3 Dashes Angostura Bitters
Orange twist

Throwing Technique
Garnish: Brandied Black Cherries cooked and reduced into Cherry Heering.

"The Mermaid refers to the statue of the little Mermaid in Copenhagen which is where this great cherry liqueur comes from. When I created this drink, the bar I was working at, was very famous for afternoon tea, so I wanted to start selling cocktail during those hours too and decided to throw this drink right at the customer's table with a Crystal teapot so that people would get curious about cocktails. After a few months, that's what happened! Today you can enjoy this beautiful drink at Ohla Hotel's "Boutique Bar" in Barcelona."

 Boondock Saint
Pete Gowdy of Bottlecap 

1.5 parts Michael Collins Blended Irish Whiskey
1 part Leopold Bros. New York Apple
.5 parts fresh lemon juice
.5 parts egg whites
Dash of Rhubarb Bitters


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